Football Academy Dubai

Elite Football Academy offers a full development programme that provides football to children 3-18 years of age.

Welcome to Elite Sports Football Academy in Dubai, where we ignite the passion for football and train the legends of tomorrow. As the best football academy in Dubai, our development programme creates an environment where players of all ages and abilities can learn the game and have fun doing so.

The beautiful game of football can help children and young adults in their journey of growth and self-discovery. Our coaching sessions are designed to provide a holistic approach to football education, ensuring that players, aged 2.5 to 18, enjoy the game while maximising their improvement.

Mini Kickers:
3 years old

Elite Sports Academy provides an enabling environment where children aged 3 years old embark on their football journey. Our Mini Kickers programme not only focuses on physical development but also enhances other crucial aspects such as confidence-building, understanding relationships, and teamwork.

2.5 – 4 years old

Our services extend to nurseries and pre-school settings, supporting them in their nursery school sports coaching. Through our well-rounded sessions, we contribute to all six areas of Early Years learning and development. With a focus on physical, personal, social, and creative development, we help young stars enhance their communication, language, literacy, problem-solving, reasoning, knowledge and understanding of the world.

After School Activities: 
FS1-2 / Year1-6

Partnering with schools, Elite Football Coaching offers a full development programme as part of the After School Activities (ASA/ECA) programme. Our sessions cater to children from Foundation Stage to Year 6, ensuring that players participate within their age category for optimal enjoyment and improvement. With minimal ratios, our coaches provide quality one-on-one and group time, ensuring each player receives personalised attention.

Football Academy:
4 – 14 years old

Open to children aged 4 to 14, our community sessions provide an opportunity for footballers of all ages and abilities to learn the game in a fun and educational environment. Through engaging coaching sessions, players participate within their age category, amplifying enjoyment and improvement. Players will also have the chance to compete in bi-weekly matches in our Internal Academy League, adding an exciting element to their football journey.

Football Squads U6-U18

Our squad sessions are for invited and selected players only. The sessions are for those players who have mastered the technical skills required to excel in football, our Football Squads offer specialized training sessions in a group environment. Our Development & Advanced Squads focus on tactical awareness and positional play, nurturing players’ understanding of their individual roles within the team dynamic. Regular training sessions (x3 per week) and participation in competitive weekend football leagues elevate players’ game to the next level.

Girls Academy:
8 – 14 years old

Our academy sessions provide an opportunity for girls of all abilities and experience to learn the fundamentals of the game whilst creating a fun and educational environment. Led by our girls specific football coaches, the sessions allow the players to participate within age and ability based groups, ensuring development is maximised. Our girls academy footballers will also have the opportunity to participate in our girls specific squads, who train following our squads syllabus and participate in the Girls Football League.

Girls Squads:

U8 – U14


At Elite Football Academy, we are proud to offer tailor-made girls only football sessions, promoting participation in one of the fastest-growing female sports in the UAE. Our structured programme caters to all ages and abilities, from beginners to competitive levels. As the exclusive provider of the Girls Football League in Dubai, girls enrolled in our academy have the opportunity to regularly participate in competitive football, fostering their growth and love for the sport.

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Football Academy in Dubai

Experience the Best Football Academy in Dubai at Elite Sports Football Academy. Our academy is purposefully designed to shape the legends of tomorrow, with the guidance of UEFA Qualified Coaches and state-of-the-art facilities. Our meticulously crafted programmes cater to all age groups and abilities, emphasising the finest football academy courses in Dubai for kids, while ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all players.

Ignite Potential and Foster Growth

We are passionate about helping children learn and develop new skills. Our professional football coaching in Dubai focuses not only on enhancing physical development but also on imparting a diverse range of ideas and strategies. We are dedicated to maintaining exceptional quality, striving to deliver an outstanding experience with every session.

Football Training School in Dubai for Kids

At Elite Sports, we take pride in our exceptional team of football coaches in the UAE. Rest assured, your child will receive top-notch football coaching in Dubai, benefiting from the expertise of our experienced professionals. Working with us will enable them to learn crucial skills while developing a strong work ethic. This foundation will enhance their performance on the field, accelerating their progress, and enabling them to recover faster. We foster healthy competition among players, as it pushes them to constantly surpass their limits and elevate their game.

Gateway to Success

Completing our football training in Dubai for kids often leads our elite players to receive offers, including university scholarships and trials from various professional clubs. Our football academy for kids in Dubai serves as an exceptional launching pad for a successful footballing career. The possibilities are boundless, making it a brilliant decision to join our esteemed football academy in Dubai today.

Football Coaching Academy in Dubai For Kids

Elite Sports stands as one of Dubai’s premier football schools, offering an outstanding and highly professional football training system. We provide comprehensive football training in Dubai for children of all ages, ensuring they receive the necessary guidance for their growth. Our unwavering commitment to professionalism drives us to elevate the footballing experience to new heights, empowering children to pursue their passion. When you reach out to us, we will guide and train your child, ensuring they receive the best football coaching in Dubai.

Enrol Your Child in the Top Football Academy in Dubai

If you aspire to enrol your children in a top-tier football academy in Dubai, Elite Sports is here to assist you. We cater to children of all ages, prioritising their individual needs and ensuring they receive the finest training available. Our Football Academy in Dubai has garnered numerous awards over the years, attesting to our dedication to delivering exceptional training to every child in our programmes. Take the leap and give our Football Academy Dubai a try today.

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Football Academy FAQs

What would my child do in a trial session?
  • Your child will join our regular class for that session to gain valuable experience within the culture of Elite. Beyond this, your child would slot into the group (space permitting) that they had their trial session in.
What is the age requirement to join?
  • We accept children from 3 years of age within our Mini Kickers program and take up to 14 years of age in our Academy program.
    • 3 years of age (30-minute session)
    • 4 – 14 years of age (1-hour sessions)
  • We also have our squad program for 5 – 18 years of age (3 x hours of sessions per week) – see below for further details
How many levels are there?
  • We have 4 levels within our football academy, which include: –
    • Nursery – 30 mins
    • Mini kickers (3 years of age) – 30 mins
    • Community (4 – 14 years of age) – 60 mins
    • Squads (5 – 18 years of age) – 3 x 60 mins per week
How many sessions should my child play a week?
  • We advise 1 or 2 sessions per week but attending 2 sessions per week will be more beneficial for your child’s progression.
Will I get regular updates on my child’s progress?
  • Our coaches continuously give feedback to all the players during / after sessions. We also welcome parents to come and watch the sessions and all coaches are willing to chat with parents regarding their child’s progression throughout the season.
Will my child have the same coach for every session?
  • We plan to have the same coach for every session as we feel this is important for the child’s progress and continuity of sessions. If your child moves up a level, it may mean they have a different coach. Coaches may be subject to change due to a few circumstances including but not limited to, illness, personal leave & leave of absence.
Where are your coaches from and what are their qualifications?
  • We select ‘ELITE’ coaches based on their experience, qualifications, and their ability to communicate with / inspire children. We want all children to LOVE their chosen sport, so we need the best coaches to impart their knowledge.
  • All our coaches have international coaching certificates for their sport, in addition to First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications plus Police Clearance from the UAE and home country.
  • Our coaches are from all over the world… wherever the most suitable candidates are we will find them! Please check ‘meet our coaches’
What is included in the kit pack?
  • Full Elite Sport football kit, comprising of football shirt, shorts & socks, in which it is mandatory to wear for all training session / matches.

Football Squads FAQs

Where are your football squads located?
  • We have several convenient locations throughout both Dubai & Abu Dhabi. In Dubai our squad sessions take place at:
    • JESS Arabian Ranches
    • Raffles World Academy
    • Victory Heights Primary School
    • Jumeirah Golf Estates
      • In Abu Dhabi our squads train at Yas American Academy.
How often do your squads train?
  • Our squads have access to 3 weekly sessions including a weekly competitive games program.
  • All squads participate in the Academy Super league, located in Repton School Al Barsha, Dubai / Gems Founders Al Barsha, Dubai.
What leagues do they compete in?
  • All squads in Dubai compete in the Academy Super League located at Repton School Al Barsha, Dubai / Gems Founders Al Barsha, Dubai.
  • Our Dubai Select squads additionally compete in the Youth Football League (YFL) at the Sevens Stadium in weekly fixtures.
  • All squads in Abu Dhabi compete in the Mubadala Youth League at Zayed Sports City, AD in weekly league fixtures.
  • In addition to the weekly competitive games program, we also compete in the Mina Cup, Abu Dhabi Cup and Mini Mina Cup tournaments.
  • Our senior squads (Under 18) also compete in senior football in Dubai in the EFA Cup competitions.
What are your age groups?
  • Our squads start from the Under 6 age group and compete up until Under 18. We have squads at Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16. All squads train weekly and have a competitive games program in age specific leagues.
  • All sessions and league fixtures are designed for the specific age group.
What are your training and match schedules?
  • Our squads have access to 3 weekly sessions including a weekly competitive games program.
  • In addition to the training sessions, all squads have weekly external league fixtures via the Academy Super League, Mubadala Youth League, and Youth Football League.
Do you have any oversee trips?
  • Through our international partner, West Ham United Foundation, we have now travelled to London in the past two summers where our players have an intensive week of daily training with the West Ham United Academy & Foundation coaches, fixtures versus the West Ham Foundation performance squads.
  • Also included in the trip are live professional fixtures, previously watching West Ham United Vs Manchester City in the Premier League, and stadium tours, having visited Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, and the London Stadium.
  • As well as the trip with West Ham, our squads have trips both locally and abroad to compete in tournaments.
What Pathway’s do you have for footballers?
  • We have a Partnership with West Ham United Foundation, the University of East London and First Point USA for scholarships with the best Universities and Colleges in the USA.

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